Picking up and dropping off
It’s easy to pick up and drop off your rental car. A rental agent will meet you at the airport or in the city and take care of all the required paperwork. When placing your order, you can choose the time and place of picking up and dropping off your rental car.
Required documents (originals):
- Renter’s passport;
- Driver’s license (IDP is not required);
- Voucher (an electronic version will do).
Remember to take your money with you to pay the remaining amount of your order price and the deposit if you have booked a car in Podgorica with a deposit.
Read the rental agreement carefully, double-check the prices, inspect the car and mark any defects on the inspection diagram.
Take detailed photos or videos of the car. Keep them just in case.
The pick-up usually takes about 15 minutes.
To drop off your car just as quickly, you simply need to arrive at the meeting point on time in a clean car with the required amount of fuel in the tank. The rental agent will check the car and, if everything is OK, return the deposit.
Traffic regulations in Montenegro
In the Montenegro, the traffic regulations do not differ much from the rest of Europe.
- The speed limits are 50 km/h in the city and 80 km/h outside the city.
- Make sure to use seat belts.
- Drivers must not use mobile phones without a hands-free system.
- The low beam must always be on.
- The permitted maximum blood alcohol content is 0.2 ppm.
The locals drive quite carefully and confidently but they often break the speed limit on the mountain roads. If you are not used to driving on such roads, forget about the thrill of the race and let those in a hurry to overtake you.
Parking in Podgorica
There’s a paid car park with a boom barrier directly in front of the terminal of Podgorica Airport. You show your entry receipt and pay at the exit.
There are free of charge parking spaces in the capital of Montenegro but, as in any capital city, the closer you get to the centre, the harder it is to find a free space. However, outside the city centre, you can park your car safely in yards and on the side of the road. Just make sure your car doesn't get in anyone's way or break the rules of the road.
Unlike free of charge car parks, paid parking spaces have a “P” sign with a board that contains information on the parking rates and times.
On-street parking is usually limited to 2 hours. The parking rate is €0.5-2.0 per hour. You can pay at the parking meter or via SMS.
You can park for as long as you like in a car park with a boom barrier but such parking facilities are more expensive. The parking rates can be found on the board in front of the boom barrier or on the gate next to it. Don’t lose your receipt not to pay a small but unpleasant fine.
Petrol stations in Podgorica
Petrol stations offer petrol 98, 95, and diesel. The fuel prices may vary but are the same throughout the country.
Most petrol stations are open 24 hours a day. They accept cash and cards.
Have a happy journey and smooth roads.